UMBC was awarded a Maryland Folklife Network grant from the Maryland State Arts Council for (FY) 2023 as one of eight regional Folklife Centers to support activities that identify, document, support, or present the living cultural traditions of Maryland’s diverse communities. Regional Folklife Centers are defined as continuing programmatic or educational efforts made by an organization to support traditional arts, or community-based living cultural traditions handed down by example or word of mouth. CIRCA helps organize, promote, and manage projects led by UMBC faculty in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences supported by this grant.
To learn more about our current projects, visit MDFolklife.umbc.edu
Folklife Network grants fund organizations serving as regional folklife centers in Maryland. Grants are administered through the Maryland Traditions state folklife program and support activities that identify, document, support, or present the living cultural traditions of Maryland’s diverse communities. Current regional folklife centers receiving Folklife Network funding are: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (Talbot County), Common Ground on the Hill (Carroll County), Creative Alliance (Baltimore City), Frostburg State University (Allegany County), Sandy Spring Museum (Montgomery County); St. Mary’s College of Maryland (St. Mary’s County); University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Baltimore County); and the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury University (Wicomico County).